Stacie and I are often asked about photography and how it’s changed our businesses. There is no doubt that it has, but it doesn’t always have to be about blogs. I wanted to share 7 ways to make money from home with Photography.
Ways to make money from home with photography
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This one is a no brainer for me because I am a blogger. As my photography skills have improved, my blog has not only grown in page views but also with how much I’m paid. This goes for advertising (more pageviews = more ad income) and for sponsored posts as well. Brands and agencies are willing to pay more if you deliver amazing photos.
2. Social Media
You don’t have to have a blog to make an income. There are many influencer networks out there that will pay you to promote brands and products on your social media accounts. A good example is Instagram. If you’re desiring to earn an income on IG, up your photography skills and have a consistent theme going on with your brand or online presence.
Freelancing sounds vague. You could freelance to magazines, online publishing, blogs, or to the brands themselves.
4. Virtual Assistant
To be a virtual assistant with photography, your options are endless. From working with bloggers to help create content and showcase products to working as an editing assistant with Photographers (I recommend checking out our editing courses). There are so many things you can do!
5. Recipe Recreation
This could fall under freelancing and virtual assistant but I wanted to touch on it a bit further. Recipe recreations are hot right now, bloggers don’t always have time to go back into the archives to update their photos. This is where you come in. You make the recipe, take photos, edit and submit to the client. Recipe recreations go from $75-$125.
6. Stock Images
You can sell your photography to stock websites like Deposit Photos. I personally haven’t done this, but I know a few bloggers who have.
7. Photography Business
This one is obvious but once you become comfortable with your DSLR and have lots of practice in, you could open a photography shop. This is a wonderful way to earn an additional income, but keep in mind that it’s not easy money. There is a lot of education and time involved. You must find your style, home in on your editing skills and adapt along the way. I’m always learning my friends! Whether you offer this to strangers or just to family and friends, this is a great way to earn some money.
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